Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa

June 6, 2011— A new IFC-World Bank report finds that if governments actively engage with the private sector in health, the pace of meeting health goals in Sub-Saharan Africa could be accelerated—health services can be expanded and the financial burden on governments eased.

The report, Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage with the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa, relies on in-depth data collection in 45 countries on the African continent to describe the current engagement between the public and private health sectors.

It is the first report to look systematically at the relationship between the public and private health sectors in Africa providing information aimed at both parties on what improvements can be made and how.

Healthy Partnerships is a follow-up report to the 2007 IFC-World Bank Business of Health in Africa.


For more information contact:
Kimberlee A. Brown
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 (704) 154-011
E-mail: Kbrown@ifc.org

Ludi Joseph
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 (202) 473-7700
E-mail: Ljoseph@ifc.org